The City of Port Angeles is currently developing safety improvements for the Lincoln Street (US 101) corridor from 1st Street to 8th Street.
The Lincoln Street corridor is a key transportation route for the City of Port Angeles, and one of the City’s most active arterials. The City is currently in the preliminary design phase for the Lincoln Street Safety Project. The focus of this proposed project is to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.
The City is actively seeking comments and feedback from property owners and business owners adjacent to the project. A quick online survey/questionnaire is available to provide specific comments and suggestions.
Please submit comments by August 25th, 2020.
The City previously held an outreach event for the community to learn more about the project. The meeting was an open house style forum where residents, businesses, and interested stakeholders were invited to talk with city staff and the project team about design alternatives, as well as share their thoughts and provide feedback on the project. Comments received from this outreach event have been incorporated into the current design where feasible.
Design is currently underway and is anticipated for completion in Spring 2021.
Construction is scheduled to start in Summer 2021.
The City of Port Angeles received a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety grant from WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) to address the safety issues along Lincoln Street. The City secured approximately $1.3M in grant funding from WSDOT. Additional match funding of $285,000 is available from the City Transportation Benefit District.
Proposed safety improvements include:
Intersection upgrades at 3rd Street and Lincoln
Dedicated bike lanes or a bike "sharrow" lane (shared bike and vehicle lane) from 1st Street to 8th Street
ADA accessible pedestrian curb ramp upgrades
Reduced crosswalk lengths
Transit stop improvements
Access modifications including raised medians between 2nd Street and 5th Street
A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFP) at 4th Street and Lincoln
A reduced speed limit through the corridor
The project design has been narrowed down to two design alternatives shown below.
Option 1 - Provides a bike lane along both sides of Lincoln Street between 4th Street and 8th Street which eliminated on-street parking between 2nd Street and 8th Street
Option 2 - Provides a bike lane along the west side only, with a bike "sharrow" lane along the east side to maintain some on street parking from 1st Street to 2nd Street and 4th Street to 8th Street.